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“If you're looking for traditional Russian food, there's no place like Mu-Mu”
Review of Cafe Mu-Mu

Cafe Mu-Mu
Ranked #296 of 14,835 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery
Neighborhood: Khamovniki
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Mu-Mu isn't exactly a cafe. It's not a place you'd go to for a nice cup of coffee with a friend or to close a business deal or whatnot. And if you're looking for more gourmet-type restautants, please avoid this cafe! It's simple and serves very traditional homemade-type food. If you're out and about alone or with your family exploring Moscow for the day and you get hungry for lunch, Cafe Mu-Mu is perfect because it serves good quality food in a nice atmosphere - gives you the chance to taste traditional Russian food you'll find in any typical home in Moscow. It's nice and pretty cosy.

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1  Thank porcelainfox
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

When I first come to Kemlin in Moscow, I visited the coffee. It's not easy to talk in English but ok because of English menu. Food is all good . i love Okroshka that is a cold soup we can't taste in another country.

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Thank mitsuo_s
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

It all depends on what you are looking for. If you think of restaurant and service - you are hugely mistaken to come to Mu Mu.

Yes - it is canteen style. And unfortunately Arbat branch is probably the worst foodwise, though as a benefit you can seat outside and stare at tourist passerby, enjoy architecture and Okudzhawa monument.

Having said that I am regular at Mu Mu, especially Miasnitzka branch. Food is really good, if you know what to select, and you eat for 250-300rub ($8-10).

First their salads, especially Russian vinegret with beetroot are very good. Second soups can be recommended, especially daily soups like green cabbage or even borsch. If the grill is working you have to check how fresh is the meat - i.e. how long it was on the grill - if they put it just now, that is a good choice.

Ready meats are very good, especially tongue, chicken patties (Pozharsky kotliet) and fish. Of course you have to look at what you select - if it looks dry - don't take it. Common sense. Side dishes can be good - like the marrow (kabatshek) with garlic and potato puree is decent. I love their mushroom dishes - if they have them, excellent.

I can also recommend fried pielmeni (OK not a real stuff) with meat. Very satisfying.

To drink I usually take mors - a bit sweet cranberry-based drink.

In other branches you see lot of locals and even housewifes taking meals home. A bit heavy food - not for everyday, but cheap encounter with home cooking.

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1  Thank JakubWarszawa
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

After researching quick good quality food in Moscow, many people recommended my my. Goodness knows why.
The food is served canteen style. You grab a tray and then choose your food from a pile of ready cooked meats/veg/soups etc. Between us we had sausage and potatoes and pork schnitzel and potatoes. The sausage was ok as it was cooked to order, although the potatoes were a little cold. The pork was stone cold, just about edible.
Along with 2 beers this came to 800 rbls which surprised me. For me it was very overpriced for what it was.

1  Thank Travellover6128
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Folks, before you head here and waste your Rubles, please... consider another venue nearby. I went here upon the suggestion of a Russian work colleague and their own 'review' was simply as if this place was the pièce de résistance of Moscow.

Crowded and noisy and full of tourists. The place is an American cafeteria-style joint were you walk down the line with your plastic tray picking up small places of this and that. I am aware that in Moscow and in larger cities in Russia the concept of self-service is very strong. There are some very high quality self-service eating places in Moscow... but Mu Mu aint' one of them!

I had kielbasa and cabbage. My colleague had chicken breast. Well, the kielbasa was like a cheap Oscar Meyer kids lunch dog and the cabbage was just so-so. My colleague's chicken was dry and tasteless (so they said). But most of all and beyond the bad food was the noise of the crowd. Hard to talk. Like a grade school lunch room!

In short, skip it and go to the much better and more tasty "Ёлки-Палки" (Ëlki-Palki).

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Thank Diarioviaggio
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